Lyrtech awarded major defence electro-optics contract

    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Lyrtech Inc. (Lyrtech) (TSX Venture
Exchange: LTK), an international provider of digital signal processing
technologies, announced today that it was awarded a contract with an initial
nominal value of one million dollars by Defence Research and Development
Canada in Valcartier, Quebec (DRDC Valcartier), an agency of the Canadian
Department of National Defence. Under the terms of this contract, Lyrtech will
develop a large-area surveillance system aiming to identify and geolocate
possible hazardous optical systems in urban and/or maritime environments. The
system should help increase the safety of Canadian troops serving abroad. The
contract will span over approximately a year-it is planned to undergo
operational tests late in 2009.
    "This is a major research and development contract for Lyrtech, in line
with other recent awarded contracts in electro-optics and vision. This
contract will draw upon Lyrtech's expertise in electronics, software,
artificial vision, and electro-optical systems," said Louis Bélanger,
president and chief executive officer of Lyrtech.

    About DRDC Valcartier

    DRDC Valcartier is one of Canada's seven defence research and development
centers. This agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence responds
to the scientific and technological needs of the Canadian armed forces. With a
broad scientific program, DRDC actively collaborates with the industry,
international allies, academia, other government agencies, and the national
security community.

    About Lyrtech

    Lyrtech, a proud member of the Texas Instruments Design House Network,
develops and manufactures advanced digital signal processing solutions for
companies worldwide, a vital technology to network and wireless
communications, audio and video processing, as well as electronic systems in
all fields of technology. Lyrtech offers a full range of DSP-FPGA development
platforms, as well as design, prototyping, and manufacturing of electronic
products. Lyrtech works in partnership with industry leaders such as Texas
Instruments, The MathWorks, and Xilinx. Lyrtech's customers include many
prestigious names of the consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace,
and defence fields.
    Don't forget to visit Lyrtech's completely redesigned Web site at

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    responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Louis Bélanger, president and chief executive
officer, Lyrtech, 1-418-877-4644,

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